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. the "washington post" bob woodward, the bbc's katty kay, nbc's kelly o'donnell, and "time"'s joe klein. first up on this 10th anniversary show, mitt romney's losing weeks has conservatives panicked. they might lose to the president who was vulnerable, but this could trim conservative sales. could they keep stone walling the president as the country gets closer to that fiscal cliff? the stone walling did unite republicans until now. bob woodward's new book, "the price of politics" quotes the president, there were very prominent republicans in the caucus who told me to my face that the view in the caucus was getting a deal with me would ensure my re-election. bob woodward, it's great to have you on. congratulations on your big new book, "the price of politics." is it true that the brand depended on fighting him to the last man like british style discipline, can they keep it up if they lose the election? >> there are scenes in the book where eric cantor, the majority leader who is much more affiliated with the tea party assembles people like paul ryan in the republican caucus in the house and they
, katty kay, helene cooper and joe klein. first up, mitt romney may not have been the love of their life, now he is out in the arena has the republican's champion, a political gladiator who has now thrown down his gauntlet. >> this president can ask us to be patient. this president can tell us it was someone else's fault. this president can tell us that the next four years he'll get it right. but this president cannot tell us that you're better off today than when he took office. chris: john, that is it, that's the gauntlet, can the president and what will he do to answer that charge that he has not made things better? >> is a perennial questions in elections and the case of romney against obama. explicitly and implicitly, the president has to answer that charge. they have tried in chicago for the last year to say this isn't just a referendum on us. it's a choice. you're going to hear that framing throughout this convention in charlotte. i will say, i think they're going to do more to try to go back and litigate his record that people now expect or that they have done previously. i think
tnk har joing is ward fineman and joe klein of the times. let's take a look at the two polls. the two key states ohio and florida. according to "the washington post," president obama has a four-point lead over mitt romney in florida. four points downheren a ry tough state. 51%,/47% for obama. in ohio, the president's lead is a more comfortable eight points. 52/44. that's dramatic. we have joining us -- let's take a look at that for a minute. howard fineman, thanyou for joing us, and joe klein of "time" magazine. ank you. strikes me the mberput out night, and i'm going to get all through them, shows a party obliterated to reality. she don't seem to watch the news. don't seem to know the huge fight that went on when we realized there was no weapons of mass destruction in iraq. that was the whole rlity we lived in, the disillusionment on the right, the confuon in the middle, the anger on the left. they didn't even experience that riod of time? >> well, chris, to put a charitably, i think the republican party today is the nostalgia party. atas msense of ihavi kindf manate t w ew down in t
a little later. >>> coming up next, we'll bring in chuck todd, joe klein of "time" magazine and paul simon, how about that. kerry washington also going to join us. >>> and up next, jim vandehei with a look at the "politico playbook" and steve ratner with reasons that may explain the surge in the polls. >>> first bill karins with a look at the forecast. >> unfortunately some rainy areas, new york city one of them. we saw that with our times square shot. another area, thunderstorms pushing into portions of jersey. if you're leaving the house in philadelphia, the rain has begun. i-95 from philly to wilmington, probably one of the worst highway drives. eventually these will work from southern jersey from long branch towards atlantic city. i mentioned new york city, just some light rain. probably only going to last about another hour or two. a little slow morning drive there. the airports shouldn't be too bad around new york. that rain should clear out as we go throughout the day. those showers and thunderstorms down around d.c. to philadelphia, they could pop up at any time late this afternoon
whistling continues, blah, blah, blah. i hereby withdraw my support and defense of him, joe klein. >> greg: the funny thing about that he said i'd never play the race card because it's cliche term. then he uses the word dog whistle now replaced the race card as clicheed term. a walking cliche hack. >> bob: it's worth the discussion that 93% of blacks vote for democrats. >> greg: it's worth talking about but i'm cutting you off. >> bob: thank you. >> greg: we could do a show on that. 24 hours on that. but we won't. coming up, ready for convention trivia? we took your questions on twitter and facebook an questions and the answers are next. in case you are wondering the dana's idea. trivia. convention. ♪ ♪ [ lisa ] my name's lisa, and chantix helped me quit. i honestly loved smoking, and i honestly didn't think i would ever quit. [ male announcer ] along with support, chantix is proven to help people quit smoking. it reduces the urge to smoke. it put me at ease that you could smoke on the first week. [ male announcer ] some people had changes in behavior, thinking or mood, hostility, agit
to cut that back to only one conflict. >> joe klein, thank you. because you have a big picture look of this. what is mitt romney talking about that is relevant to aur our ability to deal with the group of militants in a place like benghazi that go against the embassy or going against the embassy and ambassadors of the embassy itself in care iro, be egypt. >> once again, the guy doesn't know what he's talking about or he's 25 years out of date. it was a product of the cold war when we had to have the ability to fight the russians on the plains of europe at the same time. that cost an awful lot of money. but we're facing a very different sort of threat now, a meta more fis threat. al qaeda, terrorism, and so on. and so the military has abandoned the two war strategy and, you know, obviously romney wants to go -- see, he still thinks that the soviet union exists and is the greatest threat we have out there. i mean, it's really remarkable that a guy who is as smart as he is is so misinformed. >> nia-malika henderson, could it be a strong intellectual footing in the cold war scenarios, t
, they won't hit him hard. they don't have it in them. >> andrea: one member of the media joe klein at "time" magazine has an interesting media strategy for the president and he questioned why the president doesn't play the race card. listen. >> four years of covering barack obama he does not play the race card. he does not do that. >> he hates it. he probably should. he probably should address it because the bitterness out there is becoming marked. >> andrea: playing the race card will help with the bitte bitterness? >> bob: the worst idea i heard. there were comments made last week about the democrats using code word at the convention. i'm sensitive to the race code word and i didn't hear any. the idea of bringing up race is a terrible idea. there is no question that in 2008, the press was, the campaign was favor to believe obama. press since then has been abysmal. that is probably the wrong word. abysmal. this is not a guy enjoyed good press. i don't know where you get that from. you can say the "wall street journal" but they are against obama no matter what he does. some of the rest of t
. >> dana: yesterday you talked about joe klein who said on one of the other show, some show that maybe obama should play the race card. it defended him. i said well maybe what he meant is that president obama should come out and try to heal people. so today he tries to explain it and he made it worse by saying if the current republican dog whistling continues, blah, blah, blah. i hereby withdraw my support and defense of him, joe klein. >> greg: the funny thing about that he said i'd never play the race card because it's cliche term. then he uses the word dog whistle now replaced the race card as clicheed term. a walking cliche hack. >> bob: it's worth the discussion that 93% of blacks vote for democrats. >> greg: it's worth talking about but i'm cutting you off. >> bob: thank you. >> greg: we could do a show on that. 24 hours on that. but we won't. coming up, ready for convention trivia? we took your questions on twitter and facebook an questions and the answers are next. in case you are wondering the dana's idea. trivia. convention. ♪ ♪ [ lisa ] my name's lisa, and chantix helped
financial times'" jillian tett, joe klein and chuck todd. and in a few minutes, mad dog, nbc sports' mike florio. >>> but first, here's meteorologist dylan dreyer with a check on the forecast. >> nice across the northeast but we do have rain across louisiana and texas. it's all moving in here for tomorrow. we are going to see theen is continue to shine all across the northeast. a little warm as you head down toward washington where you could see a couple light showers through the day. and there's that rain moving into western tennessee, also through louisiana, heavy pockets of rain expected. and we are going to see all of that begin to make its way eastward as we head into your tuesday. we could end up with about one to two inches of rain possible as we go into your tomorrow. so we are looking for those thunderstorms to continue to spread along the gulf coast states. they'll make their way into alabama, into mississippi and into the panhandle of florida, and then some of that rain will move basically from south florida all the way up into northern new england as we go into tuesday. it's a
. >> from utah, a romney supporter as well and we're talking to jack markel an obama supporter. joe klein is with us. and we have john berman the anchor of "early start" doing triple duty this morning. the big question that was teed up about the i republicans and now the democrats have so deal with it this week, are you better off now than you were four years ago? $64,000 question and it's been a struggle for some dems to answer that? >> it has been. the two davids that head up the obama campaign, david plouffe and david axelrod couldn't answer it. one did give an answer but not an answer a lot of people in obama campaign were thrilled about. >> can you honestly say that people are better off today than they were four years ago in. >> no, but that's not the question of this election. the question without a doubt, we are not as well off as we were before george bush brought us the bush job losses and bush recession and bush deficits and series of dessert wars charged for first time to the national credit card. >> that's a problem. >> it is a problem. and brad woodhouse, the dnc spokesman c
next, joe klein joins us. woman 1: this isn't just another election. we're voting for... the future of our medicare and social security. man 1: i want facts. straight talk. tell me your plan... and what it means for me. woman 2: i'm tired of the negative ads and political spin. that won't help me decide. man 2: i earned my medicare and social security. and i deserve some answers. anncr: where do the candidates stand on issues that... affect seniors today and in the future? find out with the aarp voters' guide at earnedasay.org you've got a busy day today. that before this date, we have to exceed expectations. we have to find new ways to help make life easier, more convenient and more rewarding. it's the reason why we don't have costumers. we have members. american express. welcome in. >>> 8:24 on the east coast. joining us now onset, political columnist for "time" magazine, joe klein. good to see you on this busy morning. >> bad morning. >> a terrible dead in benghazi and also we have an escalate with bibi netanyahu chiding the white house for not being strong enough on iran. and t
very hard to understand. >> joe kleine, thank you because you've got a big picture and look at this, who is romney talking about our ability to confront these local situations where a group of militants in a place like benghazi decide to go after the american embassy. >> what is being able to fight two big land wars have to do with that? >> once again the guy doesn't know what he's talking about or he's 25 years out of date. the two-war strategy was a product of the cold war when we had to have the ability to fight the russians on the planes of the earth and. >> he still thinks that the soviet union exists and is the greatest threat we have out there. it's really remarkable that a guy who is as smart as he is is so ill informed on these essential issues of military doctrine. >> could it be that he's surrounded mitt romney by neocons who really do have a strong intellectual footing in the cold war scenarios. i hate to say this but they have an intellectual conference. they never really adapted to the situation. no matter how many troops we have in benghazi, you can't fire across the
city until bloomberg and joe klein finally got through. for you to say you want better classrooms, the money doesn't go to the classrooms. >> exactly. it doesn't go to the classroom. >> it goes to the teachers' union who protect the teachers themselves. that's the traffic veststy. >> do you want to give me a chance to speak? >> i'm sorry, you're saying a lot of things i disagree with. you're not being accurate. >> i'm being 100% accurate. there are $250 million rahm emanuel has in tax increment financing supposed to go to the schools but instead going to his business cronies like the hyatt hotel chain. >> i don't know what that has to do -- >> the academy of science, which is our most elite and respected bunch of researchers in the country have not come out not once but twice against the teacher evaluation system they're trying to impose in chicago. >> we're not here to talk about the pritzer family, we're here to talk about the chicago union disaster. >> exactly. >> i want to go to my friend. what's your take on this? >> the school system is 20ing $12,750 a student. above the nat
-- federal prosecutor, joe klein will be talking about the issues that are straightforwardly central to our future in this country. we're coming right back. lou: this is the one-year anniversary of the group formerly known as occupy wall street. moving on to other news the wisconsin state attorney general seeking estate and a surprise ruling friday when a wisconsin state judge threw out the law in the collective bargaining powers for most public workers. that ruling has from the state into some confusion. one major union representing nearly 5,000 teachers says it will demand in contract negotiations in light of the court decision. has not decided whether he will take the case directly to the state supreme court or to an appellate court first. obamacare propaganda coming to a television near you in california at least. the new york times is reporting that california is paying a public relations firm nearly a million dollars to try to convince hollywood producers to promote obamacare. even worse, california is using our money to push the virtues of obamacare. that's right. you may not agree w
, the mainstream media well represented here. dan balz, it is september. a conversation with joe klein this morning, said i'm having september 2004 flashbacks, the parade of clinton people came in to rescue the kerry campaign, bob shrum said everybody is losing this race. are they trying to push stuart out or get a message to stuart? >> governor romney likes his counsel. they are an odd couple. two distinctly different personals i. >> felix and oscar. >> worked harmoniously throughout the campaign. he's a lightning rod. he is a character. but a lot else in that campaign, so, there's infighting in a campaign. surprise. there's always infighting in a campaign. it comes out at times of stress and as versity and the romney campaign's about going through one. >> jackie, there are a couple of stuart sympathizers who will say to me, um, let's remember this guy guided the candidate through a republican primary process with a moderate mormon from massachusetts. and if somebody had told you that a moderate mormon from massachusetts could get the republican nomination in 2012, they would tell you you were smo
and white working close voters, fit the romney voter profile. ezra cline is a policy analyst for msnbc. joe klein. just to break this out and to show that of the people who don't pay federal income tax, two-thirds do pay payroll tax and two-thirds of the other one-third are basically retirees who are benefiting from having worked their whole lives, paid taxes their whole lives and are in retirement. what's wrong with that? isn't that the american compact itself? >> not only is there nothing wrong with it but mitt romney's policy shows he doesn't think there's anything wrong with it. he says he won't raise taxes on anybody making less than $20,000. there are some tax increases hidden there for some people making very little. he says he won't touch any medicare or social security benefits for the current generation of retirees. so he's saying essentially he wants to keep this status quo exactly as it is. one other thing on this, this trick that has been played in the tax conversation where we keep saying federal income taxes, federal income taxes are the part of the tax code that is progressi
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, we had a conversation with joe klein. >> i like politics. i do politics. i'm going to say this, i love politics, i don't mind looking at polling but that's not all i look at. >> i realize that i like framing questions on what i think the direction a poll was going. joe klein said the electorate is 70% white and a problem maybe the big tent that is diverse. if you look in the convention hall, very diverse -- >> the one in tampa -- >> not so diverse, everybody would agree on that. white voters who are leaning obama, 39%, white voters leaning romney, 57%. how do you get them back? >> first of all, as somebody who again spent time with polling and also the goal doesn't say how to get the white voters back. i think the president has very clear responsibility, to layout a vision for the future and make clear the choices. there are choices in this election. elections have consequences. you have have in my view after this election an agreement between the parties about the shape and role of government. mitt romney in my view has made a choice and paul ryan. i don't think and i will tell y
scroll line is with us. -- joel klein. >>> on the campaign trail vice president joe biden loves to talk. that is sometimes a problem for the vice president. we'll have his latest. >>> the libyan government, eyewitnesses and an intelligence source saying directly that the benghazi attack was an organized, coordinated assassination and the white house that has blamed for a week an amateurish home movie is now rethinking their spontaneous combustion theory for the death of the u.s. ambassador and three other americans. "the a-team" is next. seems they haven't been moving much lately. but things are starting to turn around because of business people like you. and regions is here to help. with the experience and service to keep things rolling. from business loans to cash management, we want to be your partner moving forward. so switch to regions. and let's get going. together. [ male nouncer ] you start your day... love you, too. ...thinking about what's important to you -- your family... ...e mortgage... the kids' college tuition. [ cellphone ringing ] but life insurance? [ horn honking ] l
. >> and we're back. what does our political panel think? let's find out. abc news rick klein and byron york and michael crawlly. byron? >> i thought the fourth best speech of the convention behind bill clinton, michelle obama, joe biden, the president, last. i thought joe biden was a much better speech and seemed to have the audience going with it. >> and speaking of vice president biden, joe trippi is going to be here, he tweeted vice president biden was the best of both convention autos i don't think this is a among his best. i think he's given many better speeches and i think this speech is being weighed down by the income bensy itself by the fact he's been doing it four years, it's something he tried to use as his advantage. particularly on national security. and there is the fact he's made a similar call to arms four years ago. people know promises haven't been kept. >> and did he give any indication or explanation as to why that doesn't happen? >> no. i think that there is a little bit of that. and there is a little bit about congress but i don't there is a full accounting of why thin
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